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El Salvador at the 2012 Summer Olympics

El Salvador competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, from 27 July to 12 August 2012. This was the nation's tenth appearance at the Olympics.

El Salvador at the
2012 Summer Olympics
Flag of El Salvador.svg
IOC code ESA
NOC El Salvador Olympic Committee
Website www.teamesa.org (Spanish)
in London
Competitors 10 in 7 sports
Flag bearer Evelyn García (opening)
Melissa Mikec (closing)
Medals
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 0 0 0
Summer Olympics appearances (overview)

Comité Olímpico de El Salvador sent a total of 10 athletes to the Games, 5 men and 5 women, to compete in 7 sports. Rifle shooter Melissa Mikec, wife of Serbian athlete Damir Mikec, was able to compete for her nation's team, despite having a dual citizenship with her husband's homeland.[1] Road cyclist Evelyn García, who was at her third Olympic Games, reprised her role as El Salvador's flag bearer at the opening ceremony, the first being done in 2004. El Salvador, however, has yet to win its first Olympic medal.

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CompetitorsEdit

Comité Olímpico de El Salvador selected a team of 10 athletes, 5 men and 5 women, to compete in 7  sports.[2] Road cyclist Evelyn García, at age 29, was the oldest athlete of the team, while rower Roberto López was the youngest at age 18.

AthleticsEdit

Athletes from El Salvador achieved qualifying standards in the following athletics events (up to a maximum of 3 athletes in each event at the 'A' Standard, and 1 at the 'B' Standard):[3][4]

Key
  • Note–Ranks given for track events are within the athlete's heat only
  • Q = Qualified for the next round
  • q = Qualified for the next round as a fastest loser or, in field events, by position without achieving the qualifying target
  • NR = National record
  • N/A = Round not applicable for the event
  • Bye = Athlete not required to compete in round
Men
Athlete Event Final
Result Rank
Emerson Esnal Hernández 50 km walk 3:53:57 NR 27
Women
Athlete Event Heat Semifinal Final
Result Rank Result Rank Result Rank
Nataly Landaverde 1500 m 4:18.26 NR 15 Did not advance

CyclingEdit

RoadEdit

Athlete Event Time Rank
Evelyn García Women's road race 3:35:56 26

JudoEdit

Athlete Event Round of 64 Round of 32 Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Repechage Final / BM
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Opposition
Result
Rank
Carlos Figueroa Men's −66 kg   Mehmedovic (CAN)
L 0000–0010
Did not advance

RowingEdit

El Salvador qualified the following boats:

Men
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Roberto López Single sculls 7:23.75 4 R 7:27.75 5 SE/F Bye 7:57.89 3 FE 7:41.32 29
Women
Athlete Event Heats Repechage Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank Time Rank
Camila Vargas Palomo Single sculls 8:01:60 5 R 7:53:38 1 QF 8:07:67 6 SC/D 7:57.22 3 FC 8:19.75 16

Qualification Legend: FA=Final A (medal); FB=Final B (non-medal); FC=Final C (non-medal); FD=Final D (non-medal); FE=Final E (non-medal); FF=Final F (non-medal); SA/B=Semifinals A/B; SC/D=Semifinals C/D; SE/F=Semifinals E/F; QF=Quarterfinals; R=Repechage

ShootingEdit

Women
Athlete Event Qualification Final
Points Rank Points Rank
Melissa Mikec 10 m air rifle 392 39 Did not advance
50 m rifle 3 positions 560 45 Did not advance

SwimmingEdit

Men
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Rafael Alfaro 400 m individual medley 4:35.80 35 Did not advance
Women
Athlete Event Heat Final
Time Rank Time Rank
Pamela Benítez 800 m freestyle 9:02.66 33 Did not advance

Qualifiers for the latter rounds (Q) of all events were decided on a time only basis, therefore positions shown are overall results versus competitors in all heats.

WeightliftingEdit

El Salvador qualified the following athletes:

Athlete Event Snatch Clean & Jerk Total Rank
Result Rank Result Rank
Julio Salamanca Men's −62 kg 110 12 150 11 260 11

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "La salvadoreña Melissa Mikec, a Londres-2012, desde Serbia con amor." [Salvadoran Melissa Mikec, London 2012, from Serbia with love] (in Spanish). Terra. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "El Salvador at the 2012 London Summer Games." Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved on 16 March 2014.
  3. ^ "iaaf.org – Top Lists". IAAF. Retrieved 4 June 2011. 
  4. ^ IAAF Games of the XXX Olympiad – London 2012 ENTRY STANDARDS (PDF), IAAF, archived from the original (PDF) on 28 April 2011, retrieved 4 June 2011